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Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Hamel, Erin; Leeper Miller, Jennifer; Ren, Lixin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Professionals in the field of early childhood are encouraged to demonstrate reflective perspectives of their work supported by pedagogical documentation. The purpose of this article is to introduce a rubric developed for preservice and inservice teachers to improve documentation and reflection. The rubric's four dimensions: visible learning,…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Documentation, Mentors, Preservice Teachers
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Taylor, Linda K.; Kim, Kyoung Jin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
This Reflection on Practice is based upon a change in the undergraduate course "Family and Community Relations." Historically, this course has been taught on campus in a lecture format, as well as small and large group activities. However, during a spring semester at a midsized Midwestern University, it was altered to provide more direct…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Child Care
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D'Amico, Mark M.; Correa, Vivian I.; Muharib, Reem; Algozzine, Kate; Algozzine, Bob; Swart, Katie; Godfrey-Hurrell, Kristi – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Inclusion means that students with disabilities have access to high-quality and effective instruction, as well as specialized services as needed, within least restrictive environments. We believe there are no limits on who can or should participate in and benefit from inclusion and we were interested in perceptions resulting from professional…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education
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Loman, Karen; Nickens, Nicole; Tye, Natalie; Danley, Angela; Snider, Karrie; McCoy, Ann; Diekmann, Susan; Gilbert, Angela – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Designing field embedded experiences for teacher candidates poses a unique challenge for large teacher education programs. Field experiences must include working with students, enhanced pedagogical coaching, and interaction within a professional community. Coursework coupled with field work should engage teacher candidates in a process of…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Peer Teaching, Feedback (Response), Teacher Educators
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Dorfman, Aviva; Kenney, Christine; Lee, Jennifer Deesta; Dunham, Kathleen – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Face-to-face time with students in the early childhood college setting is at a premium and often flies by before we begin to scratch the surface of active learning. Building a community of learners is one of our main goals as instructors; therefore, we strive to set up active learning environments optimal for all students. This reflection on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Active Learning, Learning Strategies
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Mitsch, Maryssa Kucskar; Branch, Jessica M.; Weglarz-Ward, Jenna M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Strong family involvement in children's education supports positive academic and social-emotional outcomes. Therefore, developing early childhood (EC) professionals' competence in engaging and involving families in their children's education is emphasized across state licensure requirements, personnel preparation standards, and professional…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Family Involvement
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Baumgartner, Jennifer; DiCarlo, Cynthia; Casbergue, Renée – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Service learning (SL) is both a pedagogy and philosophy adopted by many early childhood teacher educators. Extant research suggests the incorporation of service-learning can be effective for facilitating preservice teacher learning of curriculum, pedagogy, approaches to diverse learners and families as well as establishing a professional identity.…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Early Childhood Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teacher Education Programs
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Cooper, Patricia M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This essay addresses two types of disasters that can affect early childhood classrooms, which deserve more attention during teacher preparation. The first includes such natural phenomena as earthquakes and hurricanes, as well man-made events, such as fires and, incredibly, school shootings. They are almost always unexpected and happen in real…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, Weapons
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Murray, John S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Since 2016, over 32 million children have been displaced from their homes mostly the result of war and conflict. For many children under the age of 8, a life of war and conflict is all they know. They have grown up in a world where bombings, gunfire, death, and destruction are the norm. This experience places young children at heightened risk for…
Descriptors: War, Conflict, Psychological Needs, Children
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Capo, Karen; Espinoza, Lori; Khadam-Hir, Jordan; Paz, Debra – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This reflection on practice provides a foundation for understanding the impact of Hurricane Harvey on teachers and children across the Texas Gulf Coast. It also documents the emergence of a professional development initiative born when early childhood teacher educators in the community outreach arm of a major university sought to provide immediate…
Descriptors: Trauma, Child Health, Student Needs, Natural Disasters
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Neitzel, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Racial inequity has long been an issue in the educational system. In recent years, researchers and policy makers have begun to recognize the role of implicit bias in the disproportionate number of African American children who are suspended or expelled from school. Particular attention is being given to the use of exclusionary practices in early…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Early Childhood Education, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
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Iorio, Jeanne Marie; Hamm, Catherine; Parnell, Will; Quintero, Elizabeth – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Neoliberalism, capitalist ideas, and the disastrous human-induced state of the environment are evidence of the lack of connection between humans and the earth, calling for a rethinking of the relationships between humans and the planet. As early childhood educators, we wonder about our role in rethinking these relationships and in particular, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Place Based Education, Environmental Education
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep; Perkins, Kelley – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Drawing from sociocultural theories of learning and literature on reflection in educational contexts, this article describes reflective practices as a meaning-making and action engine to support early childhood education practitioners' professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. We argue that the process of reflection requires a differential…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education
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Lees, Anna; Kennedy, Adam S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
The relevance and effectiveness of traditional, course- and clinical-experience-based models of teacher preparation have been called into question, and institutions of teacher education must respond to the changing landscape of educational policy, which increasingly emphasizes that candidates must be prepared for challenges faced in complex,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Early Childhood Education
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Roggman, Lori A.; Peterson, Carla A.; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Ispa, Jean; Decker, Kallie B.; Hughes-Belding, Kere; Cook, Gina A.; Vallotton, Claire D. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
Home visitors provide individualized services to families of infants and young children in their homes. Due to their unique role, home visitors must develop a specialized set of critical competencies--specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes. They therefore require preparation that differs in distinct ways from the preparation typically available…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Infants, Toddlers, Higher Education
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